Up Late: I stopped being lazy

There is a reason to keep teenie-weenie bits of fabric.

There is a reason to keep teenie-weenie bits of fabric.

I was wishing that hitting the end of the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, it would be like someone hit a switch and I would magically feel a million percent better. I knew it was a stretch, but I was really, really hoping. It may not have worked out that way. Oh well.

Between not feeling great physically and dragging mentally, I have been doing just about nothing on the creative front. Well, not nothing…just doodling. So that’s something. And I have been getting a bit more reading done than I usually do. Also something good. But after spending what felt like way too much time on the couch this weekend, today it was really time to get some things taken care of.

It's blurry and embarassing, so it's a smaaaaal picture.

It’s blurry and embarrassing, so it’s a smaaaaall picture.

My basement studio is…a…wreck. That would be putting it really, really nicely. I thought I had organized the space before, but I didn’t I just crammed everything behind closed doors and called it a day. New approach this time. I am actually looking at the piles and sorting them and purging stuff that will never, ever get used. I am actually assigning projects to materials and adding deadlines. Loose ones, but still deadlines. I will be packing up flat rate boxes with fabric for Sew Mama Sew’s upcoming Giveaway Day. And I have a few boxes assigned to friends that will be hitting the mail soon. I am nowhere near done, but I made some good progress. And more important, I am using actual organizational principles like “don’t just cram everything back — consider if you really need it”.

Lookit, a box! Of stuff that I have to kick or keep. Oh, and the triangle on the box? My trick for a three year old who can't read but wants to help sort.

Lookit, a box! Of stuff that I have to kick or keep. Oh, and the triangle on the box? My trick for a three year old who can’t read but wants to help sort.

Some of this fabric could be yours! Come back in May for Giveaway Day and we will see what happens.

Some of this fabric could be yours! Come back in May for Giveaway Day and we will see what happens.

When I got sick of real cleaning, I did take some fabric I got at a recent antique sale and wrapped my chair. Looking at the pictures, I think I need to re-wrap it a bit neater. But at least I like this print much better. During that last few minutes of cleaning, I did find one of my button sets and decided to at least do one thing today. So I made a set of pink and purple fabric buttons. I have no actual project planned, but they will be perfect for some bit of clothing for a little girl I know.

Before. Not bad. Good bones, very comfy. But I'm not so big on the stripes.

Before. Not bad. Good bones, very comfy. But I’m not so big on the stripes.

The after. A bit sloppy, but there is potential.

The after. A bit sloppy, but there is potential.

Tiny little fabric buttons. Great use of pretty, pretty prints.

Tiny little fabric buttons. Great use of pretty, pretty prints.

So tomorrow it’s back to the studio cleaning grind. Ultimate goal? Spend Wednesday night painting. We will see what happens.

2 thoughts on “Up Late: I stopped being lazy

  1. Wow – you got a bunch done! Try not to feel too bad when you’re less productive though. Growing a human being is intense work… I know it’s a mostly self-sustaining project but a project nonetheless. 🙂

    The new fabric on that chair is lovely. Brilliant trick with the triangle on the box! I’ll have to remember that the next time I’m scrap-sorting. I’ll invite my nephew over…

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